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Paramanuchit Chinorot (ปรมานุชิตชิโนรส)

Thai. Name of the 28th son of King Rama I, conceived with Lady Chui (จุ้ย), who later was bestowed with the title and name Thao Songkantaan (ทรงกันดาล). He was born on 11 December 1790 AD as Prince Wasukri (วาสุกรี). He was a Buddhist writer and wrote the royal chronicle Lilit Taleng Phai (ลิลิตตะเลงพ่าย) as a tribute to the bravery of King Naresuan. He joined the clergy and was the first member of the royal family to be ordained to serve as Phrasangkaraat, a position he held from 1851 until his death on 9 December 1853, as the seventh Supreme Patriarch of Siam in the Rattanakosin Period, and the first patriarch to also have been born in this period. He lived in Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimon Mang Khalahrahm, i.e. Wat Poh in Bangkok, and he was posthumously bestowed with the title Somdet Phra Maha Samana Chao (สมเด็จพระมหาสมณเจ้า). See also POSTAGE STAMP.